Saturday, July 5, 2008

Camera Critter Sunday No. 13

If you know me at all, you know I really enjoy photographing the lizards of the area. However, there is another critter of the High Desert, and everywhere else for that matter, which makes a rather cool critter to image.

They look totally alien, and at the same time, can be very comical. They are one of the few insects I have crossed paths with which seems to looks around and at things with intelligence.

This creature is the Praying Mantis. I hope you enjoy my entry for this week's Camera Critter Meme.

15 comments:

Christy said...

Cool photo. They really do look rather alien like.

Tammy said...

We don't have those here, but I think they are so cool looking!

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fishing guy said...

Ash: Very cool capture of a usefull critter.

Dina said...

I like the slowness of the praying mantis. I wonder what language they pray in... hehe

Raven said...

Nice shot. They really are astonishing looking creatures... and not that easy to photograph I would think.

shutterhappyjenn said...

Oh wow... just wow! You did a very good shot in this!

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Happy weekends!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Aren't they the most most fascinating looking insects? Reminds me of that movie Aliens!

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babooshka said...

Marvellous close up.

i beati said...

Looking right at me I love it I never see them here in Florida but remember the thrill when I was younger..sk

Reader Wil said...

Nice photo and very clever to photograph such small creatures.

Misty Dawn said...

I LOVE these critters! They are SO much fun to photograph and even just sit and watch. Fantastic critter this week, Bear.

Remember the one who ate my cool caterpillar last summer? hehehe

Gretchen said...

Very nice shot! There was a movie out not that long ago where the evil aliens looked just like this (only larger) and they went around biting people's heads off.

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